Friday Finds #233: Best of October

 

1

A Holiday Season Survival Guide for Piano Teachers (Mallory Byers | Alfred Music Blog)

 

2

If you’re an MTNA member with an established studio and teaching professionally for no more than three years, consider applying for the MarySue Harris Studio Teacher Fellowship. It’s a wonderful opportunity for new teachers and one I wish I knew about when I first started my studio.

 

3

You guys, I have developed a serious hobby of creating playlists on Spotify. My husband gets the biggest kick out of it. Over Fall break last week we traveled to Virginia Beach for a speaking session on digital management strategies I gave to a local group there. On the way home I created two: Indiana, My State, and Halloween.

 

4

An Indiana town is wooing new residents with on-demand grandparents. (NPR) Is this absolutely beautiful or what?

 

5

No time for Theory in piano lessons? Copy J.S. Bach’s time-saving approach! (Rebekah Maxner) Not the first time I’ve heard this idea but for some reason, Rebekah really made it come alive and really inspired me to start doing this.

 

6

What Makes Something “Antique” vs. “Vintage”? (The Kitchn)

Interesting question! Are you more of an antique or vintage person?
Me? Antiques.

 

7

I’ve been playing catchup this past month on podcasts. I’ve really been enjoying Ben Kapilow’s podcast recently. He is an excellent interviewer, always coming up with really great and engaging questions.

Three favorites include:

Katie Wardrobe: Up Your Music Tech Game

Christina Whitlock: Pep Talk

Marvin Blickenstaff: Nuts and Bolts of Piano Pedagogy

 

8

I love podcasts with fun food history/facts. If you’re the same, then check out 99% Invisible episode #462 I can’t Believe It’s Pink Margarine

 

9

Get your pots and pans ready for the upcoming holiday season with a good cleaning! How to Clean Stainless Steel Pots and Pans (The Kitchn)

 

10

How I Built a Virtual Studio that Ran without Me (Janna Carlson | Studio Rocket Design)

 

11

Colin Powell:  A Life in Pictures (The Guardian)

 

12

Practice Tips for Teens (Lauren Lewandowski | Piano with Lauren

 

13

Spark Joy Podcast episode 131 Getting Things Done with David Allen

If you haven’t read his book titled the same name, I would highly recommend it!

 

14

A useful metaphor for famous conductors. (Seth Godin)

 

15

New Site for Free Piano Music (Natalie Weber | Music Matters Blog)

 


What’s your best find from this past month?
What item from this week’s list was just what you needed at this moment?

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